Psychology (B.S.)

Admission Requirements

  1. The student must be enrolled in the B.A. program and be in good academic standing at the college before they can apply to the B.S. program.
  2. The student applying for the B.S. program must have received a minimum grade of B in the first course of the required sequence of B.S. courses for that concentration.
  3. For guidance in the application process, the potential B.S. applicant must meet with the faculty coordinator for the specialized B.S. concentration in which the student is interested.
  4. A psychology department faculty member must formally sponsor the student.
  5. The student must be able to complete a minimum of one academic year of supervised work with their sponsor in the B.S. program prior to graduation.
  6. Final acceptance into the B.S. program requires approval of the candidate by the psychology department.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours33-39
Psychology Major Requirements (39-42 credit hours)
Required Courses (18 credit hours)
PSY 101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3
PSY 350STATISTICS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH3
PSY 450RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY I: INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS3
PSY 471HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY3
PSY 472SEMINAR ON PSYCHOLOGY3
Note: PSY 350, PSY 450 and PSY 472 must be taken in sequence. A grade of C or higher is required in PSY 101 and PSY 350. The prerequisites for PSY 350 are at least sophomore status and completion of the IF Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning requirement (MAT courses only and at MAT 114 level or above).
The prerequisite for all 300-level courses is PSY 101 with a grade of C or better, unless otherwise noted.
Select one from the following:3
INTERNSHIP (3-15)
SPECIAL PROJECT (1-3)
INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-12)
Concentration Courses (21-24 credit hours)
Students are required to complete one of the following concentrations. At least two courses for each concentration must be at the 400 level (excluding the courses listed in Required Courses).21-24
Biological Psychology Concentration (24 credit hours)
Select five of the following by advisement:
LEARNING: THEORY AND RESEARCH
SENSATION AND PERCEPTION
COMPARATIVE ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR
HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
Elective courses selected by advisement (9 credit hours)
Clinical Psychology Concentration (24 credit hours)
PERSONALITY: THEORY AND RESEARCH
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 1
PSYCHOTHERAPY: THEORY, RESEARCH, AND PROCEDURES
PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS
Elective courses selected by advisement (12 credit hours)
Environmental Psychology Concentration (24 credit hours)
ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY I
ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY II
Elective courses selected by advisement (18 credit hours)
Industrial/Organization Psychology Concentration (24 credit hours)
PSYCHOLOGY IN THE WORKPLACE
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY
Elective courses selected by advisement (15 credit hours)
Psychology of Aging Concentration (21 credit hours)
ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING I
LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING II
Elective courses selected by advisement (12 credit hours)
Psychology of Infancy Concentration (21 credit hours)
LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
CHILD DEVELOPMENT
THE COMPETENT INFANT
THE ATYPICAL INFANT
Elective courses selected by advisement (12 credit hours)
All College Electives
Select 39-48 credit hours from the following:39-48
Biological Psychology (18-36 credit hours)
Clinical Psychology (18-36 credit hours)
Environmental Psychology (24-36 credit hours)
Industrial/Organizational Psychology (18-36 credit hours)
Psychology of Aging (21-39 credit hours)
Psychology of Infancy (21-39 credit hours)
Total Credit Hours120
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Prerequisite: PSY 101 Grade of C and 3 additional hours of psychology.